Rise Construction Framework (Rise) is a socially driven construction framework that works with public sector partners to address some of society’s toughest issues. With a unique understanding poverty and its impact on communities, Rise uses profits to directly fund the VCSFE sector to deliver vital community prevention and intervention initiatives that tackle some of today’s most complex societal issues.

Operating across the Northwest, Rise has supported 1000’s of individuals experiencing issues such as domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, unemployment and poor mental health. In addition to this, in 2020, Rise also founded and funded a unique service for care leavers across Liverpool City Region called Thrive, a safe space for care leavers to meet with support workers Thrive has supported 1000’s of young people across the region.

Prior to founding Rise, Director Sara Lawton worked in the public sector devising and delivering frontline public sector services to help communities become safer, stronger, healthier and economically active – these are the foundations upon which Rise was built upon.

2023 saw Rise win 4 national Social Value awards for its work driving social impact across communities.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Rise Director, Sara Lawton, winning both Merseyside Woman of the year for her work across communities as well as the overall Merseyside Woman of the Year title. We couldn’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than to sponsor a category that not only resonates with the drivers behind our business but at an event that lifts and celebrates women across the region.